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The Best Birthday Cake Recipes for Your Party

Everyone deserves a homemade cake on their birthday<p>Everyone deserves a homemade cake on their birthday, and nothing feels quite as special as a big, …

LOL Therapy

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Austin's Best Under-the-Radar Barbecue Trucks

Austin is well-known for its barbecue, as evidenced by <b>Aaron Franklin</b>’s international fame. His business had humble beginnings, though, in a refurbished trailer posted in a Cherrywood parking lot. This launched a number of other high-profile barbecue trailers, including Micklethwait Craft Meats, La …

Jordan Gleason

This is a longer post, so bear with me... Today I had to explain to a 60 year old man why he was banned from the pub. In January he made several …

5 Foods You Cannot Miss When in Austin

Austin is known for its rich culture and amazingly eclectic food. Having been here for several years, I've watched it grow and expand from its simple (but delicious) roots of breakfast tacos, to elegant and upscale cuisine, all the while maintaining its Austin personality.<p>If you are visiting …

How Obama’s Open Data Order Could Save Lives, Energy Costs And Make Cool Apps

Readers may have noticed this morning that their geekiest politically oriented friends are freaking out like teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert. Today, the big man in the White House signed a rare executive order that all federal data be made freely accessible in a form that can be utilized …

Tracking My Own Predictions

Two years ago Big Think Chief Economist Daniel Altman published a book called <i>Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the</i> …

Shopping Around For Cheap Prices [Not Mobile Payments] Is The Most Popular In-Store Activity Among Mobile Users, Says Google

Most people may not yet be using smartphones to pay for goods when they are out shopping, but that doesn’t mean that they are not glued to their handsets anyway. Some research out today from Google indicates that among smartphone owners, some 79% can be classified as “mobile shoppers,” using their …

How China Has Eaten Away Our Psychological Confidence

With per capita income above $5,000, China is no longer a poor country. That also means that China's growth rate will continue to slow.<p>So that also …

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Report: Amazon Working On 3-D Smartphone

Amazon has done pretty well with its Kindle line of e-readers and tablets, but it looks like the company is determined to expand beyond the market of …

Five Tech Upgrades That Flopped

Forget Custom Pies: Domino’s Wants Your Help Creating A New Pizza Delivery Vehicle

Domino’s wants to start delivering pizza in style–and they want your help. You might just win $10K, and see your idea brought to life and on the road.<p>Domino’s is famous for publicly overhauling its pizza after digesting some less than glowing reviews. The company’s new recipe for success goes …

How Axe Built A Highly Scientific, Totally Irresistible Marketing Machine Built On Lust

How do you engineer a virtually unbeatable grooming product for men–and now women–that promotes passion? The answer isn’t in the chemistry. It’s in the marketing.<p>The Manhattan laboratory of International Flavors & Fragrances, a facility that spans the better part of a Midtown office floor, has more …

Meet the Futurists

Here are the experts who will be guiding us through their visions of the future and advice about future thinking.<p><i>Co.Exist</i>‘s Futurist Forum is a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how …

The Mars rover has landed! Scenes From The “Oscars For Geeks”

That crazy landing idea worked, capturing the attention of the world, and inspiring a new generation of young space enthusiasts. Now, it’s onward to two years of learning how Mars formed and whether life once existed there.<p>In NASA’s most daring and complex extra-planetary landing, Curiosity touched …

Space Science

5 Unexpected Factors That Change How We Forecast The Future

We see the future in terms of technology, but if you actually want to do a better job guessing what will happen, it’s better to look at social, cultural, and environmental inputs.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This post is part of <i>Co.Exist</i>‘s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading …

Inside the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

By the time I'd arrived at the Guildhall, half an hour before the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards in London, the scene had descended into quiet chaos. The guests had started to migrate from the courtyard into the hall for Champagne and canapés, and journalists were scrambling to snatch two …

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100 Restaurants Worth a Pilgrimage: England

<i>Byline: By Food & Wine</i><p>F&W polled dozens of globe-trotting chefs to find out what restaurants they're dying to go to. Here, <i>Food & Wine</i> names their picks in England.<p>Follow Food & Wine on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fandw

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